Many rules of etiquette are no-brainers. You open the door for strangers and shake someone’s hand when meeting them. But during the coronavirus pandemic, following social distancing guidelines and other CDC recommendations means the rules have changed.
To learn more about how to best conduct oneself, below we’ve listed a few ways to maneuver during these uncertain times.
Safety Comes Before Etiquette
Certain types of behavior are instilled in polite people. They say “please” and “thank you”, and they shake hands when introducing themselves. However, during these trying times, personal safety and guidelines trumps classic rules of etiquette.
Wearing a Face Mask
Good manners is all about being considerate of those around you. During this pandemic, that means you should be wearing a cloth face mask when in public. And also when social distancing is not possible. You could spread the coronavirus to others even if you don’t feel sick.
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If you wondering whether we should all be wearing face masks. Given that there are several possible routes to infection, the answer is yes.
Cover Your Sneezes and Coughs
Obviously, if you’re wearing a mask and need to sneeze, you would want to remove it so that it remains clean inside. However, CDC guideline that is also just general politeness is to cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Or use the inside of your elbow. This is especially important when in a private setting or when caring for someone with coronavirus.
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